Blogging continues to fascinate me on both the technological and the social levels. I noticed an article in Wired News this morning titled Bands Embrace Social Networking. Apparently lots of musicians, from indies through established bands, are using MySpace’s music section to self-publish, bypassing the radio stations and MTV. Add to this the rise of […]
Google impresses the heck out of me. Obviously, it provides an awesome array of features, stuff that you can get from it. Underlying all of that stuff, however, is an incredible chunk of software that “understands” what you want. Google “knows” a lot about what is out there. When you type a query, Google matches […]
Ever wonder why so many of us think that Firefox is great? Watch these videos. There’s nothing more that I can say…. 🙂
Microsoft today announced the beta test of Microsoft OneCare. In case you haven’t heard of OneCare, this is Microsoft’s anti-virus “solution.” Doesn’t it seem odd that MS builds insecure software and then wants to sell us a second product to secure it? Isn’t this like buying a brand-new-but-broken safe from the store and then paying […]
I started using [email protected] for an office phone system a few weeks ago. Very cool! Basically, Asterisk is a phone system (a PBX) that runs on a PC. If you can imagine something that an full-up office phone system does, I can do it. [email protected] is a project to make Asterisk easy to install.
I’m usually an “early adopter” but seem to be coming to the blogging world a bit on the late side. Better late than never, though. WordPress was easy to install and that both impresses me and doesn’t surprise me. What does surprise me is that Verio bothered to provide a vinstall for it on my […]